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of david petraeus. >> then there's the drama already on capitol hill over how to avoid plunging over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> four more years of gridlock! >> i'm open to new ideas. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> i don't want to box myself in and i don't want to box anyone else in. >> darn it all to heck. >> there was no way the republicans should have lost. >> let's have a serious debate. >> the president was committed -- elected on the basis that he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> they're going to defend a bunch of millionaires? >> i was long last week as was virtually every major republican analyst. >> bounce with me. come on, bounce with me a little bit. come on. ♪ >>> bounce with me, indeed. it's the first week after the election, and the big story was supposed to be the looming fiscal cliff. but there's nothing like a high profile sex scandal to distract washington. with headlines dominated today by the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus over an extramarital affair. some lawmakers are now calling for an inquiry. we're n
, and patriotism. by any measure through his lifetime of service david petraeus has made our country safer and stronger. today i accepted his resignation as director of the central intelligence agency. i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission. i want to bring in, first of all, nbc's mike viqueira, who is live for us at the white house. mike, his letter cites his personal indiscretion. >> reporter: yes. >> but is there any indication that there could have been some backstory to this? perhaps some threat of blackmail that may have prompted him to take this action? >> reporter: none whatsoever at this point, martin. at this point -- and details are still emerging, but you have to take this at face value. there are so few real surprises that we find anymore in washington in the lives of public officials. this certainly ranks among them. all day long ang dre ya mitchell who first broke the story, there was indication that something was up with general petraeus. you would get speculation about benghazi. and then came that statement from g
him into temptation? there's been understandable disappointment and shock that david petraeus may have compromised the standards we expect of him. particularly as one renowned for self-discipline and self-control. but that begs the question, what do we expect of our leaders? recent history tells us that almost every one of our most treasured institutions has had its troubles. the worldwide catholic church has been exposed as an institution that allowed pedophiles to operate with immunity and even protected them when they were exposed. in government one of the nation's most successful presidents found it impossible to curb his own sexual appetite, even when he was commander in chief. in sport, a cyclist who could fairly be described as the greatest athlete on the earth is now exposed as a drug, cheat and fraud. now the military itself. this nation's most revered institution is reeling from the self-confessed adultery of general petraeus. amid the disappointment, perhaps the most conclusive analysis has been offered by ruth markis, a columnist on "the washington post" where she says this
now is nbc white house correspondent kristin welker. first we had general david petraeus step down from the cia. now general allen's nomination to be the supreme commander of nato is on hold. what is the white house saying about general allen's situation, and is it possible that we could lose another senior commander to this scandal? >> well, look, it's certainly possible, but i think that the white house is taking a wait and see approach. today white house press secretary jay carney expressing the fact that the white house, the president, still has confidence in general allen. they want this investigation to play itself out. they're not going to snap to judgment. having said that, martin, i think it's safe to say that the president on down certainly stunned by these developments. not expecting this to be the focus of news reports in the days and weeks after the president gained re-election. so i think the white house is waiting to see how this investigation plays itself out, but they are certainly not pleased by what has been going on which started, of course, last week with gener
, david petraeus, on the hill behind closed doors. whether or not they actually go through with the susan rice nomination to succeed hillary clinton, we don't know at this point. i certainly think that they would not shy away from the fight if they thought that susan rice was the best person for that nomination. >> did you not get the impression yesterday, mike, that that was the implication of the president's assertion that he really does want to appoint her and he will push it through? >> well, you know, that was a lot of the chatter behind closed doors leading up to the president's very passionate defense of her yesterday. you know, it's no secret that john kerry not only was interested in that job in 2008 after the election but remains interested in that job. so it remains to be seen now. there's a lot of talk for john kerry going down to the defense department. >> indeed. nbc's mike viqueira. thanks so much. we'll be right back to "clear the air." ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier [ female an
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